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Released: 2012-09-18

Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie


On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned with the aid of a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to loss of life” by means of the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the primary time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel referred to as The Satanic Verses, which used to be accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.”

So begins the out of the ordinary story of how a author used to be pressured underground, shifting from house to deal with, with the consistent presence of an armed police safety workforce. He was requested to decide on an alias that the police could name him via. He thought of writers he beloved and mixtures of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.

How do a creator and his family are living with the specter of homicide for greater than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall inside and out of love? How does despair shape his ideas and movements, how and why does he stumble, how does he research to combat back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the primary time; the story of one of the the most important battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks concerning the sometimes grim, on occasion comic realities of residing with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he shaped along with his protectors; of his fight for give a boost to and working out from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.

It is a guide of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, transferring, and of essential importance. As a result of what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is nonetheless unfolding someplace on the earth daily.

Reward for Salman Rushdie

“In Salman Rushdie . . . India has produced a glittering novelist—one with startling inventive and intellectual tools, a grasp of perpetual storytelling.”—The New Yorker

“Salman Rushdie has earned the fitting to be known as considered one of our nice storytellers.”—The Observer

“Our most exhilaratingly ingenious prose stylist, a creator of breathtaking originality.”—Financial Instances

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eBook Details

Writer: Salman Rushdie Writer: Random House Binding: Kindle Version Language: English Pages: 656

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